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Jack (1996)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Fantasy  -  9 August 1996 (USA)
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Because of an unusual aging disorder that has aged him four times faster than a normal human being, a boy enters the fifth grade for the first time with the appearance of a 40 year old man.

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Storyline

The movie is about a boy with a unique aging disorder: one that makes him age 4 times faster than normal. It picks up when Jack (Robin Williams) is 10 years old, but looks 40. He tries to go to public school for the first time, and to become friends with kids his own age. His physical appearance causes him lots of problems, however. Written by Bob Gohari <bgohari@earthlink.net>

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Jack Powell is about to tackle his biggest adventure ever...fifth grade! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

Джек  »

Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,191,496 (USA) (9 August 1996)

Gross:

$58,586,889 (USA) (10 January 1997)
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The film takes place in 1986, 1996 and 2003. See more »

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Dolores is seen reaching into her bag to get out the chocolate mousse for Louie. And in the next seen she is seen reaching into it again. See more »

Quotes

Officer at Jail: Let's just get your stuff here, you can go.
[empties a paper bag]
Officer at Jail: You've got a library card, pocket knife, Spiderman watch, Pez dispenser.
Jack: Where's my pog? It's a slammer.
[Officer dejectedly reaches into his pocket and pulls it out]
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Features The Gold Rush (1925) See more »

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Trying
By Billy Vaughn
Performed by The Texas Tornadoes
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Product
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An extraordinary movie
27 February 1999 | by (Kaiserslautern,Germany) – See all my reviews

Robin Williams is great as a ten year old, who looks like 40. When he plays with his mother (Diane Lane), explores the world or has a rendez-vous with the mother of his best friend - that is more than well-played. Williams as Jack: his best role after playing Adrian Cronauer in "Good Morning,Vietnam".Supported by the lovely, warm performances of Jennifer Lopez and Bill Cosby, Williams makes "Jack" a wonder. You can either love or hate this movie, depending on your RQ (=Romance quotient).


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